2015 GUEST CLINICIANS/CONDUCTORS
White Middle School Ensemble
Ms. Suzi Winter
Crimson Middle School Ensemble
Ms. Betty Bates
2015 GUEST ENSEMBLES
South Central Middle School Honor Band, Emerson, GA
Sheila Smith, Director of Bands
The South Central Middle School Honor Band began in the fall of 1989 under the direction of Ms. Sheila Smith. SCMS is located in Emerson, Georgia and is part of the Bartow County School System. The Honor Band has received consecutive superior ratings in performance and in sight-reading at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluations since the school opened 26 years ago. Each year the band is represented by its members in the GMEA District VII Honor Band and in the GMEA All State Band. Memorable honors for the band include: performing at the GMEA In-Service Conference in Savannah, GA in 1998 and 2014. In addition, the band performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL in 2001. The band has also performed and won National Competitions in the southeast and Hawaii. In 2013, the band performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and as guest band at the University of Georgia Middle School Honor Band Festival. The SCMS Honor Band is comprised of students in grades six through eight. The school population is approximately 630 students, of which 250 are in band. The school primarily feeds Woodland High School in Cartersville, Georgia. The WHS directors are Eric Willoughby and Wesley Brooks.
Oak Mountain Middle School Advance Symphonic Band, Birmingham, AL
Heather Holmes, Director of Bands
The Advanced Symphonic Band is the premiere ensemble for the Oak Mountain Middle School band program. This is an auditioned group of 7th and 8th graders. The Advanced Symphonic band performs at pep rallies, home football games, assemblies, the Fall Concert, the Holiday Concert, the Pre-MPA concert, MPA, and the Spring Concert. This group consistently receives Superior ratings at the state and national level. Advanced Symphonic Band students are strongly urged to participate in the Solo and Ensemble festival, various honor bands and to audition for the Alabama Middle School All-State Band.